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Croton Dam, Delhi Ontario

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A few weeks back I was out exploring Croton Dam which is an abandoned hydro electric dam just south of Delhi Ontario. Croton’s hydro electric dam ruins are well hidden deep in the Big Creek Valley Conservation area and its a bit of a hike to reach it. To reach this abandoned hydro electric dam, you have to walk down a very step path until you reach the ruins. It is perched half way down a steep ravine and you must watch were you walk otherwise you could find yourself falling down the side of the 3 story structure. Construction of the Croton Dam started in 1906, the dam was completed and fully operational by spring 1907. Later that year in December, high water levels in the reservoir caused the dam to break and it had to be rebuilt stronger.

After several years of trouble free hydro generating, on April 27 1937 severe flooding caused by spring run off destroyed the dam and washed it down river. The dam was abandoned shorting there after and stated its slow decay. There is much left of the dam to explore include the remains of the dam itself and the concrete shell of the building that house the hydro generating equipment. If you walk upstream you can find bits of concrete from the dam for miles. This is a beautiful heritage site and provided the people of Delhi and surrounding area with electricity for almost 30 years.

Here is an HD video tour of Croton Dam Ruins.

The GPS Coordinates of the dam is: 42.820417897730515, -80.50805649720132

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Exploring The Remains Of An Old Sawmil

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In our latest YouTube video we explore the ruins of an old sawmill located in Chesely Ontario along the banks of the North Saugeen River.

The location of these old sawmill ruins can be found on our abandoned places in Ontario Map.

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Abandoned Saw Mill Ruins in Chesley Ontario

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Was out exploring last week and thought I would go and check out the old abandoned Krug Brothers saw mill ruins along the banks of North Saugeen River in Chesley Ontario. Its quit amazing what is still left to see! I have explored many old mill ruins along many river banks and usually for the most part all that is left to see are stone or brick foundations. At the location of the Abandoned Krug Brother Saw mill there are still many gears and shafts and inner workings quit visible. The saw mill was built in 1891 and on the opposite side of the river is also where the Krug Brothers had their original furniture factory, the buildings are long gone but many stone foundations and some rusting abandoned equipment still remain along the river banks. There is an old abandoned bridge that easily allows you to cross the river to explore both sides. The complex was massive and they also had their own kiln on site to dry their own wood. There was  tram system in place that criss crossed over the river to keep the operation running smoothly. The complex was closed in 1910 when they moved the operation to a larger more modern building along the rail-way line. This building is also abandoned now.

The location of these saw mill ruins and old Krug Brothers Furniture Factory ruins can be found on our abandoned places in Ontario Map.

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